Your Mission, Should You Choose to Accept It

A devotion on Mark 16:15-16

He said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the Good News to the whole creation. He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who disbelieves will be condemned.”
–Mark 16:15-16

Missions have been my passion since I first stepped foot in Brazil for a two-week mission trip.

I discovered the joy of entering a new culture and working alongside people with whom the only real language we could speak to each other without an interpreter was the language of love and kindness.

This is the kind of story we expect to hear when someone has taken up the commission in Mark 16:15 to “go into all the world, and proclaim the Good News.”

There is more to this verse, however.

While my love for overseas mission is strong, I also discovered a love for mission right where I am. I went as a student missionary for a semester and found myself packing to go to a little academy just two hours away, instead of some foreign location. It was then that I grasped how encompassing this commission is.

We are called into “all the world” to demonstrate God’s love and speak of His salvation everywhere we go. You don’t have to step outside of your regular routine to run into someone who needs to hear the Good News.

Jesus calls us to a way of life. Our mission, should we choose to accept it, is that no matter where we are, we are to be an agent of change who helps others believe.

Prayer

Holy God, Thank You for trusting me to spread the Good News of Your great love. Help me to proclaim Your Good News wherever I am. Thank You for loving me. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.

Reflection

Where am I called to proclaim the Good News? When?